Should I move out of the United States? To a more gay friendly country? Americans stop looking for work?, Corporate America is not hiring?

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    Jun 07, 2016 4:35 PM GMT
    I may have to move out of Los Angeles very soon because of the long unemployment I have suffered through no fault of my own, but I don't really know where to go. I hate the Midwest, rust belt where I am from originally, in fact, I hate the cold snowy weather period, my family is there, which really don't get along with me and my sexual orientation, its one of the reasons why I moved to a state that is suppose to protect my employment. Its time to confess that my evil previous employer is making it impossible for me to get work (blacklisting me) here, LA is what I consider my home now. Just a reminder, my career is in what's known as the (homophobic) STEM field. (science, technology, engineering, math), which there appears to be plenty of work for me in the area, its just that I don't have friends or relatives (nepotism) that can get me work here, I am relying too much on my skill, what I should be paid (versus what they want to pay me) to get work which in todays economy doesn't appear to matter any longer.

    Since I am being blacklisted by the very powerful, my current career, I worked very hard at, might be over, at least in this part of town. Although the very powerful, that abuse this power, might make it difficult for me to find work anywhere I go or migrate to. The sad part is, none of this is my fault, the only "part I played" was the fact I am an openly gay man, an activist, whose been shut down by the sociopathic, republican, christian evil combination known as Texas. I wish I could explain more and out these freaks for the evil that they are but my original intent was just to move on with my own life, my previous employer is neither letting me move on with other work, with other people and career advancement, on the other hand, they are preventing me from taking any legal action(s) against them by doing the "typical republican fear mongering", scaring off firms or attorneys that might be interested, I feel like I am spinning my wheels and wasting my time, if you knew who and WHAT these people are, you would understand. I have information on them that would make Edward Snowden glee with excitement. My previous employer is behind many, unscrupulous, anti gay, anti Obama, anti America, pro right wing nut goings on, who on the outside appear to be the opposite, that is why they are so insidious, they completely run the northern half of the state of Texas, and that is who and what I am up against. They are so typical of psycho republicans, having to control everyone and everything. I just want to be left alone, maybe they think I am a "loose cannon" and need to be controlled. This is a sure sign that these people have their own fear and that they certainly abuse their power.

    I have a few moving US locations in mind, Washington State, Seattle or Ft Lauderdale, as I have never lived in either place. I hate the cold, damp or humid weather but I feel like I am being chased out of California just as I was chased out of my last job. When I moved to LA, 14 years ago, I had a room mate (for 2 years) until I established myself, I am now not exactly "dormitory" material any longer, this was the only period in my life that I have ever had a room mate, ive always been independent but there was at least one time I had to return to the parental nest after hard economic times.

    I guess I am just tired of the constant "hard economic times" that constantly force change in my life, its like living the military life but you are not In the military. I guess I should stop comparing myself to others but I cant help it, others that I have met throughout the years do not suffer from this constant change, up, down cycles. It just feels maddening sometimes the uncertainty of life for some and others there appears to be a life that is very predictable or stable. If I knew back then, what I know now, I would have chosen to stay in the closet in the career I chose, not been a activist, or been out and proud in a more gay related line of work such as porn (but I didn't have the body for that, my mind was drawn to science, which I still enjoy)

    Sorry for the rant, but I have to decide soon, should I sell everything I own and move to Amsterdam? a non religious and gay friendly place? I have a real fear of Americas future and my place in it. Other than winning the lottery, the May 2016 jobs report (ZERO hiring in America) indicates that the US is in trouble, why is corporate America leaving so many people behind? Why they refuse to hire people despite all the so called "job openings"? Do I have to leave America in order to be prosperous and or free from discrimination from people like my previous, Texas run employer? I am torn between my country and living a better life elsewhere icon_confused.gif

    End of rant, please help, I am not the bad guy here, I was attacked by filthy republicans! icon_sad.gif


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    Jun 07, 2016 4:51 PM GMT
    Notice a while back i was doing more contract work, the full time positions were difficult to find and the situations just weird. Finally I was 58yr old and made redundant again, could not get re-hired in my field for nothing. I was forced to activate my planB ahead of schedule and in 2010 and bought real estate with my life savings. Real estate and rents have gone up nicely thank the baby jesus and i am saved for now till the economic next cycle. I think your just getting old in the "STEM field" is all.

    Move if you must but not likely any better.

    ELNathB said... have a few moving US locations in mind, Washington State, Seattle or Ft Lauderdale, as I have never lived in either place. I hate the cold, damp or humid weather...
    Consider Denver, basically a highland desert here. At least you can for sure eliminate Damp and Humid off your list. you might open up your job search and find some small company with a nitch position fitting your resume. Likely in Iowa tho.

    Just putting a thought out there
    -talk to your lawyer but have someone call your old employer and see what recommendation they give out. By law the reference has to be limited to date of hire & willingness to re hire or something.
    -contact some of your old team peeps and or manager for a more personal recommendation.

    regards and very best of luck

  • mcbrion

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    Jun 07, 2016 4:53 PM GMT
    You're in a tough position, no doubt.
    I've been an activist as well, and it has caused problems, although not as severe as yours. But that's the price of being someone who advocates for a change in conditions: derision, initially. Just think of Norma Rae - and she was an activist back in the '70s. Some things don't change that much, although other think 40 years is "a long time." (That's only because most of us only live until 70, so it seems like a large part of our life. In the bigger pictures, that's not much time.) The gay community, paradoxically, has come remarkably far in that time. Have you looked at San Francisco? I lived there half my life (over 30 years) and found it more conducive to being an activist.

    But, what also contributes - not that I need to tell you this - is our age. I've experienced the same problem as you have, and I have considerable management background. Eventually, after my last employer (Verizon) shut down government operations all around the country, I've found it nearly impossible to get a job. Either "overqualified" or too old. (And don't come to Connecticut: jobs are not plentiful here, either.)
    So, to respond to your question, it can' t hurt to look into this. An acquaintance mentioned to me that he could live - comfortably - in some countries he'd looked at. As long as it doesn't hurt you (the government has policies about giving up citizenship, making it very expensive to do), why not? Some other countries - Amsterdam among them - are much friendlier towards gays - than the US. We DO have the highest rate of murders and other violent crimes, indicating what looks to me like a considerable increase in angry/depressed people and mental disorders. The suicide rate for middle-aged (White) men just went through the roof, according to a recent study, which shocked the mental health community.

    Find some people who are Americans living abroad and see how they like it - and also how they are perceived as Americans, which could affect your comfort level as well.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 07, 2016 5:04 PM GMT
    Man you are not alone, most Americans young, middle age, and older myself included are facing the exact same negative consequences. Employers are cutting back on everything that benefits the working people to kiss up and enrich the crooked bastards on Wall Street. Getting ahead in life is virtually impossible in today's cutthroat, unpredictable world. It has very little to do with a person's race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, education level, etc. It is all about the big money and nothing else. I find it very hard to believe that the highly educated STEM professions are largely homophobic. Could it be just the particular company you are working for that has that horrible negativity due to the unfortunate fact that it is based in the lone star shithole of Texas. It is not just republicans that fuel this horrible bigotry, many democrats have sat on the fence and did nothing about it because they would be paid big hush money. Again it is all about the money and nothing else. You are limiting yourself because of weather. The northeast and the Midwest are beautiful scenic parts of the US with a lot to offer. Granted the winters can get long and depressing but if you stay away from the Great Lakes with all their shitty, annoying lake effect crap than the rest of these northern regions isn't all that bad weather wise. Where are you from originallyicon_question.gif
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    Jun 07, 2016 5:11 PM GMT
    pellaz saidNotice a while back i was doing more contract work, the full time positions were difficult to find and the situations just weird. Finally I was 58yr old and made redundant again, could not get re-hired in my field for nothing. I think your just getting old in the "STEM field" is all.

    Move if you must but not likely any better.

    you might open up your job search and find some small company with a nitch position fitting your resume. Likely in Iowa tho.

    Just putting a thought out there
    -talk to your lawyer but have someone call your old employer and see what recommendation they give out. By law the reference has to be limited to date of hire and willingness to re hire or something.
    -contact some of your old team peeps and or manager for a more personal recommendation.

    regards and very best of luck



    You must have read my mind, already done that, I am currently seeking legal representation for post employment retaliation, I just wish I could tell everyone who and what these people are, not until I secure a legal representative and mouth piece can I say anything, if the legal system doesn't happen or help me determine justice and I am left out in the cold, then I should just tell everyone, out these bastards for who and what they are and how they have completely ruined my life.

    I will say, since it was the republicans who attacked me, my employment is hot button political issue currently among members of the republican controlled congress. As far as legal representation, I need Obama supporters, liberals and or democrats that are familiar with the current republican clown show

    I visited Denver once, the 2005 Out & Equal Conference there, where I went with my ex employer, before the Texas republicans invaded my work location

    I went to Charlie's and think it was called Tracks dance club, I took a cab everywhere so im not sure, but I think I would like it there, at the time, downtown was building many new housing complexes and I do remember the hydrogen run buses, drink water while mile high! icon_lol.gif

    Not sure what I could do for work there, my ex employer is there too icon_confused.gif
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    Jun 07, 2016 5:46 PM GMT
    mcbrion saidYou're in a tough position, no doubt.
    I've been an activist as well, and it has caused problems, although not as severe as yours. But that's the price of being someone who advocates for a change in conditions: derision, initially. Just think of Norma Rae - and she was an activist back in the '70s. Some things don't change that much, although other think 40 years is "a long time." (That's only because most of us only live until 70, so it seems like a large part of our life. In the bigger pictures, that's not much time.) The gay community, paradoxically, has come remarkably far in that time. Have you looked at San Francisco? I lived there half my life (over 30 years) and found it more conducive to being an activist.

    But, what also contributes - not that I need to tell you this - is our age. I've experienced the same problem as you have, and I have considerable management background. Eventually, after my last employer (Verizon) shut down government operations all around the country, I've found it nearly impossible to get a job. Either "overqualified" or too old. (And don't come to Connecticut: jobs are not plentiful here, either.)
    So, to respond to your question, it can' t hurt to look into this. An acquaintance mentioned to me that he could live - comfortably - in some countries he'd looked at. As long as it doesn't hurt you (the government has policies about giving up citizenship, making it very expensive to do), why not? Some other countries - Amsterdam among them - are much friendlier towards gays - than the US. We DO have the highest rate of murders and other violent crimes, indicating what looks to me like a considerable increase in angry/depressed people and mental disorders. The suicide rate for middle-aged (White) men just went through the roof, according to a recent study, which shocked the mental health community.

    Find some people who are Americans living abroad and see how they like it - and also how they are perceived as Americans, which could affect your comfort level as well.



    We already know what is going on in San Francisco, the gentrification and its cost is forcing out the working class, including our own LGBT community, I think Harvey Milk would be pissed off to see what the city is becoming, I mean the very few rich and wealthy gays can join in on the fun, but they are the extreme minority, I wouldn't be able to afford the city either, I don't have a PhD that appears to be required when employed in STEM these days

    Yes, now I face age discrimination, its like one of life's cruelty after the other. I am supposed to be earning the most money I have ever had in my career at this point in my life, but corporate America thinks otherwise because their profit margins are more important than my highest wage earning potential, so they prefer younger, fresh graduates who will work for the peanuts they want to pay. The working world almost parallels the gay community, once you reach a certain age, you are basically, dead. You might as well be, if you haven't reached financial independence (either by working or winning the lottery) before the age of 50 (age 50 seems to be to cut off point for employers), then you are screwed, at least here in America. We could be under the illusionary influence (of Neptune) at the moment but dam, from this election cycle, the unrest, the continued violence, more people awakened to the truth, I fear for our future in America, there is a breaking point coming, America, the country of the have's and have nots, this is the complete disappearance of the middle class, of which I know I am part of. I see this as Americas future and I no longer will fit into either because the middle class could split and go either way, some have's, some have nots.

    You went there didn't you, you had to say suicide icon_mad.gif

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    Jun 07, 2016 5:48 PM GMT
    I'm sorry you're feeling this way. It's devastatingly hard when you think the current is going against you. We've all been there and can relate to feeling helpless at times. But in reading this I wonder if maybe there are things you can change about your perception/reaction that could help you feel differently about your options. You have given wayyy too much power (blame) to very large swathes of people... you are being 'blacklisted by the very powerful"... "The homophobic STEM field" won't hire you because you're an activist... you "don't have friends or the nepotism" connections in LA that others have... the midwest is off limits because of the snow... the "republican/christian state of Texas" is against you... you feel like you're "being chased out of California"... you're thinking of 'Seattle or Ft Lauderdale but you hate cold and humid weather'. You aren't seeing the glass as half empty, you've smashed it down to the ground my friend. You just need to find one person that will hire you. As a gay, black male I promise it can happen for you.

    Here is a google search I've done on LGBT friendly companies in the US (many of which have overseas locations as well). I think it may help you to see that you have options but you might want to talk with a counselor or professional to help you get into the right mindset as well. I wish you all the luck in the world. Literally.

    Tech Industry
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=tech+companies+that+are+lgbt+friendly

    All Industries
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=us+companies+that+are+lgbt+friendly
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    Jun 07, 2016 6:01 PM GMT
    You're either mildly afflicted with paranoid schizophrenia (thinking the "evil" former employer is actually taking the time to think about you to blacklist you) or you have one hell of a legal claim. To figure out which is the case, you need to consult an experienced employment discrimination attorney. IF you have the case you think you have, they'll jump at the chance to represent you. Otherwise, seek professional help for a mental condition.

    Lawyer or psychiatrist, you definitely need one or the other. I hope you find resolution to your current dilemma.
  • Destinharbor

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    Jun 07, 2016 6:08 PM GMT
    Fort Lauderdale is great with a great gay-friendly vibe. Sure, Florida is currently being fucked over by Republicans but that corner of the State is safe and chill. And the one area of education being given resources in Florida is STEM. And there's a shortage of teachers. Consider it.
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    woodfordr saidI'm sorry you're feeling this way. It's devastatingly hard when you think the current is going against you. We've all been there and can relate to feeling helpless at times. But in reading this I wonder if maybe there are things you can change about your perception/reaction that could help you feel differently about your options. You have given wayyy too much power (blame) to very large swathes of people... you are being 'blacklisted by the very powerful"... "The homophobic STEM field" won't hire you because you're an activist... you "don't have friends or the nepotism" connections in LA that others have... the midwest is off limits because of the snow... the "republican/christian state of Texas" is against you... you feel like you're "being chased out of California"... you're thinking of 'Seattle or Ft Lauderdale but you hate cold and humid weather'. You aren't seeing the glass as half empty, you've smashed it down to the ground my friend. You just need to find one person that will hire you. As a gay, black male I promise it can happen for you.

    Here is a google search I've done on LGBT friendly companies in the US (many of which have overseas locations as well). I think it may help you to see that you have options but you might want to talk with a counselor or professional to help you get into the right mindset as well. I wish you all the luck in the world. Literally.

    Tech Industry
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=tech+companies+that+are+lgbt+friendly

    All Industries
    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=us+companies+that+are+lgbt+friendly



    Well, am sorry friend, but it was one of those "LGBT friendly" companies (that I helped create) that I worked for that is behind it all, like say this happened to a LGBT employee while working for Disney, icon_eek.gif, yes, it is shocking but it is the truth. What you must understand is, just because a company advertises to LGBT, doesn't mean everyone who works there is supportive, especially in a position of authority. Those in authority who abuse their power or don't follow the company LGBT policies usually stay hidden until you out them, by then, these people have caused the company havoc and or money in lawsuits.

    Did I mention my situation is extremely political? You should know by now the last LGBT frontier is federal employment protections?

    A company can change its stance, look at Hobby Lobby, now that Texas took over the company, I wouldn't be surprised if my ex employer went religious
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    Jun 07, 2016 6:26 PM GMT
    Svnw688 saidYou're either mildly afflicted with paranoid schizophrenia (thinking the "evil" former employer is actually taking the time to think about you to blacklist you) or you have one hell of a legal claim. To figure out which is the case, you need to consult an experienced employment discrimination attorney. IF you have the case you think you have, they'll jump at the chance to represent you. Otherwise, seek professional help for a mental condition.

    Lawyer or psychiatrist, you definitely need one or the other. I hope you find resolution to your current dilemma.


    Its one (or two) hell of a legal claim(s), its more than just seeking an attorney, its seeking an attorney or firm that is ok or knowledgeable with conservative, republicans vs liberal democrats and their politics. The politics appear to scare off most firms or attorneys because they can become "victims" of the same blacklisting the client is suffering from, you of all people should know how this works. Firms and their attorney's play devils advocate, play for both sides, the employee and the employer, which we know creates a known conflict of interest. So, finding representation is not just as simple as most people think

    In my particular case, I need a firm- attorney who is liberal, democratic base that supports president Obama and his policies, not just any Joe employment lawyer, wack nut job Kim Davis got her conservative law firm Liberty Counsel to represent her, I am just asking for the same represent from the liberal side, my ex employer, "LGBT friendly", is currently being sued for discrimination of some kind, (either race or age) in federal district court downtown Los Angeles. My ex employer has a known federal judge assigned to the case, that judge was appointed by none other than Texas president GW Bush, who naturally will favor the Texas based employer. If you are interested and want to review that case and have an account, I can send you the link in private email
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    Jun 08, 2016 4:40 PM GMT
    Reading your thread , i wouldn't hire you , simple !
    So you have been unemployed for a long time , but didn't want to get a job in your field because you feel they aren't willing to pay you enough !!!
    Is it laziness or ego ?
    You don't have a job , you need to survive so in my book what you do , you take the job that is offered to you , even if the salary isn't what you expect , then you excel at that job , while looking for another that pays what you thing you are owed to ..., this is that simple !!

    Now i am getting ready to be dismissed for the words i have written ......icon_surprised.gif:icon_surprised.gif
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    Jun 09, 2016 4:03 AM GMT
    neffa saidReading your thread , i wouldn't hire you , simple !
    So you have been unemployed for a long time , but didn't want to get a job in your field because you feel they aren't willing to pay you enough !!!
    Is it laziness or ego ?
    You don't have a job , you need to survive so in my book what you do , you take the job that is offered to you , even if the salary isn't what you expect , then you excel at that job , while looking for another that pays what you thing you are owed to ..., this is that simple !!

    Now i am getting ready to be dismiss for the words i have written ......icon_surprised.gif:icon_surprised.gif



    You are missing the entire point see, why do you think $15 min wage movement is huge right now? This is the bottom wrung of the wage group, the wages corporate America (favored by republicans) have kept suppressed only for the fact that they may enjoy higher productivity and higher profitability. If corporations truly had their way, republicans would turn out country in China's economy, zero regulation and slave wage. You are missing the big picture here in Americas future.

    I am old enough to know that in my work, I am not considered 'entry level', but that is what corporate America wants to pay people like me in order to suppress wage growth, therefore the only people that will work for entry level wages are "new grads" young people just starting out in their careers. But when they get old enough, this vicious corporate cycle repeats itself, force wages upward at the lowest level and you force corporate America to increase wage for entry level and beyond.

    When I started my career back in the early 90's, the 'entry level' pay was $18-$20 hour, today, the job and responsibility's still pay the same for entry level, that amount was good 25 years ago, but not now. Why should I not be paid correctly for my skill level? Many people don't know what they are worth in the market place, especially newbees, therefore they are taken advantage of by the corporate elites, who just want more profits for themselves and its the reason why they created this long term Ponzi scheme to begin with. This min wage movement is indicating "they are worth more", people have awaken and corporate America has been put on notice. So much so, they have contracted the American economy by not hiring or just the minimum wage earner called entry level only just to keep their own profit margins at the same level, they are "sacrificing" nothing in this economy except the worker icon_twisted.gif


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  • venue35

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    Jun 09, 2016 9:35 AM GMT
    Wow so much hate for texas!
    Well my uncle-58 yo with a college degree just move back to the states after 28 years to work for 2 years and then come back to greece so that he will get his US pension retirement fund ( don't remember how else to call it). He was looking for a job for over a month in the boston area and nobody would hire him because of his age so he finally took a job at a pizza parlor...sometimes you have to work at places you don't want to.
    Why don't you try retail for a while??
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    neffa saidReading your thread , i wouldn't hire you , simple !
    So you have been unemployed for a long time , but didn't want to get a job in your field because you feel they aren't willing to pay you enough !!!
    Is it laziness or ego ?
    You don't have a job , you need to survive so in my book what you do , you take the job that is offered to you , even if the salary isn't what you expect , then you excel at that job , while looking for another that pays what you thing you are owed to ..., this is that simple !!

    Now i am getting ready to be dismiss for the words i have written ......icon_surprised.gif:icon_surprised.gif



    You are missing the entire point see, why do you think $15 min wage movement is huge right now? This is the bottom wrung of the wage group, the wages corporate America (favored by republicans) have kept suppressed only for the fact that they may enjoy higher productivity and higher profitability. If corporations truly had their way, republicans would turn out country in China's economy, zero regulation and slave wage. You are missing the big picture here in Americas future.

    I am old enough to know that in my work, I am not considered 'entry level', but that is what corporate America wants to pay people like me in order to suppress wage growth, therefore the only people that will work for entry level wages are "new grads" young people just starting out in their careers. But when they get old enough, this vicious corporate cycle repeats itself, force wages upward at the lowest level and you force corporate America to increase wage for entry level and beyond.

    When I started my career back in the early 90's, the 'entry level' pay was $18-$20 hour, today, the job and responsibility's still pay the same for entry level, that amount was good 25 years ago, but not now. Why should I not be paid correctly for my skill level? Many people don't know what they are worth in the market place, especially newbees, therefore they are taken advantage of by the corporate elites, who just want more profits for themselves and its the reason why they created this long term Ponzi scheme to begin with. This min wage movement is indicating "they are worth more", people have awaken and corporate America has been put on notice. So much so, they have contracted the American economy by not hiring or just the minimum wage earner called entry level only just to keep their own profit margins at the same level, they are "sacrificing" nothing in this economy except the worker icon_twisted.gif


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    You must have read my profile to mention Australia ..
    Don't get me wrong , i agree with what you are saying about politics and corporate America ...
    I do work for a large U.S airline company , i have worked in the same field in my home country for Qantas airline , and yes there is a big difference of how salaries are handled in Australia .
    Now that said , what i don't understand about your whining , is that you choose to leave a job you had because the company you worked for refused to give you a raise you think you deserved because of your skills , that was a mistake right there , your ego made you make the wrong decision !!
    You should have kept that position , and in the meantime look for another job in the same field ( or another where you could use your skills ) , then when found , give your 2 week notice ..
    You are whining about not to be able to find employment , but you have acted as a galah , burning your bridges and every possibilities to be hired in your area .
    You have preferred to subsist on unemployment benefits ( which pays little ) , instead of accepting positions you deemed not good enough according to you skills , not cool mate !!
    When in crisis , you have to let your ego in the closet , your are over 50 , you should know better ..
    Now that said , i do feel your stress and understand from where you are coming from , i just don't support your choice and attitude .
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    Jun 09, 2016 5:00 PM GMT
    I did not follow everything in the post.

    But, unless you have some special skills that are in demand, it would be very difficult to be admitted into any ohter country . Immigration rules are tough these days.

    Unless you went into business for yourself - which you could do somewhere in the USA as well.
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    Jun 09, 2016 5:18 PM GMT
    I don't need to say anymore about corporate amerika's employment problem(s) v. profit margin(s) dilemma icon_evil.gif
    We know who's "winning" icon_mad.gif

    So when exactly does the camels back break? icon_confused.gif



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    A total of 83 percent of those polled also believe the U.S. economic system benefits the rich.

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    Meanwhile, the U.S. economy created the fewest number of jobs in more than 5-1/2-years in May as manufacturing and construction employment fell sharply.

    The number of Americans who are no longer in the labor force surged by 664,000 in May to hit an all-time high of 94.7 million.

    Adding the number of unemployed workers to the people not in the labor force, there are now over 102 million Americans who are either unemployment or no longer looking for work, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.


    Job Openings Rise, Yet Employers Cut Back on Filling Them
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    U.S. employers advertised the most open jobs in nine months in April but pulled back on filling them, a sign of caution that may reflect concerns about tepid economic growth.

    Job openings rose 2 percent to 5.8 million, the Labor Department said Wednesday, matching a record high reached in April. Yet hiring slipped for the second straight month to just under 5.1 million.

    Some economists also attribute the delay to increased selectivity by employers, who for several years had millions of unemployed candidates to choose from. Many companies have also been gun shy about hiring after having to lay off millions of workers during the Great Recession.

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